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BLACK CUMIN SEED OIL MONOGRAPH


Nigella sativa

Ranunculaceae



Botanical Name:  Nigella sativa

Family:   Ranunculaceae

Oil extracted from:  Seeds

Cultivated in:  India

Extraction method:  Expression


Plant description:  Although commonly known as Roman Coriander, nutmeg flower or Fennel flower, Nigella sativa actually belongs to the family of Ranunculaceae. This annual herb is native to Turkey, Pakistan and Iran.growing to about 30cm, it has an upright branching stem, fine deeply cut leaves, grey-blue flowers, and toothed seedpods. The seeds, which contain 40% fixed oil and up to 1.4% volatile oil, are gathered once ripe.



Principle Constituents: Thymoquinone

   C20:2 arachidicand eicosadienoic acids

   Methyl-5-isopropyl-l, 4-benzoquinone


Element:  Metal, Water

Meridians:  Lung, Kidney

Chakra:  Brow, Crown


Contra-indications: Avoid during pregnancy as untested.


Physiological Properties: Anti-allergic

   Anti-asthmatic

   Anti-bacterial

   Anti-histaminic    

   Anti-inflammatory

   Analgesic

   Choleretic

   Diuretic

   Galactagogue


Physiological System Indications:


Nervous:  Headaches.

Skin:    Psoriasis, Eczema.

Respiratory:   Colds/Flu, Sore throat, Bronchial asthma, Nasal catarrh. Especially

   Headaches from colds, flu, sinus and alcohol poisoning.

Musculoskeletal: Pain, Stiff joints, Rheumatism, Arthritis

Digestive:  Toothache, Intestinal worms.

Genito-Urinary: Promote menstruation, Diuretic, Increases breast milk production.


Psychological Properties:  Sedative.

Psychological Indications:  Helps clear persistent thoughts, by bringing new clarity to ways of thinking. Helps raise consciousness.  


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